Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message
November 26th, 2010
09:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message

(CNN) - In a Thanksgiving message, Sarah Palin made fun of the president, herself and one of her favorite targets, the media.

Thursday's Facebook post came on the heels of a mistake she made on conservative Fox News anchor Glenn Beck's radio show earlier this week. She mistakenly referred to America's ally, North Korea instead of South Korea, a story many in the media covered quickly.

"It seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline," Palin wrote. "The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us."

She said her gaffes receive more attention than those made by the president and vice president. In honor of the claimed-disparity she titled the post "A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States," a reference to a mistake President Obama made on the campaign trail in 2008.

The former Alaska governor dedicated the first paragraph of the post to almost a dozen slips of the tongue by Obama.

"I didn't have enough time to do one for Joe Biden," she wrote.

Palin also chastised the media for creating stories "out of thin air."

"Let's hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America's free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!"


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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    This woman is pathetic! Please sarah, go home and and be a hillbilly on your own time and stop wasteing ours!

    November 26, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. cel

    boy, she is good looking, isn't she ? but how freaking stupid can a person get who wants to be president of the USA ?
    you need to make friends, Baby Doll, not enemies.

    November 26, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Charlie

    I hope all of those who are critical of this wonderful woman have never made a slip of the tongue as well.

    November 26, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. Jon S.

    This woman is a joke. Really, she whines about media attention, but is addicted to it. And a quitter, to boot. How she runs around, talking about sticking to one's guns, and following through on things, when she bailed on the only job of note she's held, is truly rich.

    November 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. Chris

    We really misunderestimate this lady. Time to get on back to Alaska and secede.

    November 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  6. EddyL

    Why doesn't this raving moron just shut her stupid mouth?

    November 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Bill in Florida

    This lady is a very poor sport. She can't resist the temptation to one up anyone. If anyone, such as Barbara Bush, delivers a barb, she has to respond in kind. It goes well beyond that, however, because she constantly puts down the people with whom she disagrees. She's constantly dishing out criticism for Barack Obama and his wife. That being the case, I think she should expect far more criticism from every angle. If she wants to be President, she'll have to get used to it. Her skin is so thin.

    November 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. James

    Yes, nobody seems to recall Obama's gaffs, 57 Stats and all. This fellow lived only a few miles from the Canadian border most of his life, and thought Canada had a President instead of a Prime Minister. I realize Sarah may not be the best choice for President, however, because Obama has been so inept, she just might be successful. And, if she is, she certainly will not be bowing to foreign dignitaries who support terrorism. Go for it Sarah...you are far more of an American than Obama will ever be.

    November 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  9. Rennee' Hernandez

    I get quesy when people start ranting about holding the press 'accountable'. Lenin, anyone?

    November 26, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  10. Carol

    She never seems to have slip of the tongue when she's critisizing everybody.

    November 26, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  11. chris24

    i will surely be thankful if this woman dries up and
    blows away.

    November 26, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  12. CHANGOMANGO

    What a misleading title, then again, this is CNN. I heard the interview and she referred South Korea as our ally on several occasions and then made the gaffe which she quickly caught and corrected. The sensationalistic media never mentioned that fact and continued with their biased reporting, she has a very good point, Obama on several occasions has made worst gaffes which he never corrected and the media gives him a pass.

    November 26, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  13. Dave

    For the love of God, CNN! Please stop reporting on this insane woman!

    November 26, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  14. LouAz

    She is NOT a "former Alaska governor". She is a Half Governor. She quit her office. To keep calling her a governor denigrates all the Governors of all the States that have honored their Oath of Office and completed their term. Quit giving her slack !

    November 26, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Jack

    Everyone one makes mistakes, saying stupid things now and then when we have a brain glitch. Most of us shrug our shoulders and let it pass. Not Palin. She has to attack others as a way of feeling better about herself and her mistakes. Bizarre behavior. Instead of being a little self-effacing and crack a joke about herself she goes on the attack. That says a lot more about her than her silly mistake.

    November 26, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. Dustin "America Loving Liberal"

    Is she serious about the 57 states comment Obama made? That was all over the media, and it was a gaffe that Obama made on purpose! She's right though. That is a silly reason for a news story. If she had referred to North Korea as an ally in multiple interviews then maybe. There's plenty of stuff to dig at her other than this stuff.

    November 26, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  17. Mike l.

    Is anyone else as tired of the Palin's as I am? I don't think a day goes by that she doesn't somehow appear on every major news source. I do not get it! A lighting rod for the Right?!?! She's more like the Paris Hilton of politics... nice to look at, an occasional valid comment, but otherwise famous for nothing. Please CNN, for your part trim back the coverage of Palin. Let Fox, DWTS and TLC handle her promotion.

    November 26, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  18. Roberto

    Palin, comparing endless self inflicted speaking faux pas to Obama is BS. You were in the loving arms of Glen Beck who adores you when you made your gaff. Not on the campaign trail like Obama was when he mentioned 57 states (which was a joke to begin with). The more you speak, the more you show America that the only thing your gray matter is focused on is idolizing yourself. You don't care about America or Americans. If you did, you'd outline all the great programs you will enact once you're POTUS. You havn't articulated one. You speak in nothing but meaningless, vacuous sound bites. Also, If you want truth in reporting I suggest you start with your employer, Fox.

    November 26, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  19. Jane Linden

    When Obama says '57 states' – we know it is a slip of the tongue. But with Palin, there is a real possibility that she actually doesn't know which Korea is which.

    November 26, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  20. Polarbear

    Wow. As an outsider looking in... why does American politics feel so much like a cartoon? Don't get me wrong, American politics is SOOOOO far more interesting than our own in Canada. Yet, it doesn't look real. It looks like the the majority of the US is living a nightmare set on a loop.

    November 26, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  21. Emile Zola

    Stupid does as stupid sees. The only reason Sarah Plain is on overtime for her 15 minutes of fame is plain racism. It isn't that she cares for government deficits, she never did. It isn't that she cares for the Constitution, she'll rather do away with it. The members of tea party, which purportedly, she is a beacon, is full of the Alzemheir's croud: Sane today, gone tomorrow and they all cared more for racism than less government. Try touching Medicare or social security and see how long those elected representatives will last. You will see a lot of racist people on those marchs and plenty of slogans to confuse the blind sheep, who don't know that the slaughter house is just around the corner, once they fill their intended purpose of useful idiots.

    November 26, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  22. Tim Doogan

    CNN, PLEASE STOP!!!! She does not need to be in the news every day, especially when she or anything she does isn't actually news. The one thing she mentioned that we can't dispute is creating stories "out of thin air." YOU are doing his, CNN!!! She will go away if you just ignore her!

    November 26, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  23. A.D.

    I understand Mrs. Palin's point, however, why is it so necessary for her to compare herself to President Obama, the difference is simple Mrs. Palin, he is the President and you are simply aspiring to be one day. So Please stop comparing what happens, said, written, or not about you to him, clearly you just like myself and anyone else reading this, are not the President! STOP It!!, Don't mistake, I am a fan Mrs. Palin, it just sounds pathetic!

    November 26, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  24. Mike in Houston

    Call it an "angry" message if you want, but I will call it petulant... you know.... like a child.

    November 26, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  25. Aimleft

    This sad, hysterical woman. Always, always the "victim." Always, always having to hit back at every 'slight" imagined or otherwise – anything her poor little thin skin can't handle. Her never-ending, childish responses to every little thing show a lack of thinking ability and a lack of class. Her haughty, intentionally confrontational stance on everything under the sun began long before she became the target she deserves to be of the "lame stream media." She brought that upon herself and relishes the publicity every day. Pooooor little Sarah. Won't everyone just leave her alone? Can you imagine what she would do if they actually did?

    If she didn't continue to give every outlet the perfect ammo on a daily basis, if she didn't continue to absolutely court her victimhood, along with her many, major unintentional gaffes that allow a window into her lack of intellectual capacity – then maybe we could be rid of her once and for all. To even think there are people who believe she would make a decent leader of any sort is just plain scary. This woman couldn't lead a horse-drawn cart, much less anything else. Sarah, please shut up and go away.

    November 26, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
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